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Offline Donkey Hotey

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Place to stash your registration and insurance papers
« on: November 14, 2019, 11:15:02 am »
I’m obviously not the brightest bulb on the tree. It took me nearly twenty years to figure out that once folded, the left gas cap is the perfect spot to stash the registration and insurance card. After pulling the bags off two of my bikes, that was my biggest, pressing issue and the solution has been there all along.

Now I’m disappointed that the key doesn’t fit there too. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve arrived somewhere, only to realize I left the key at home. Doh!
Greg
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Re: Place to stash your registration and insurance papers
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2019, 03:19:26 pm »
Greg...not to burst your bubble..I have had two bikes that that cavity seeped fuel !!! ...keep and eye on it

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Re: Place to stash your registration and insurance papers
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2019, 10:10:54 pm »
Bob, it's funny you mention that because the bike I did this on is the one that had the leaking filler bung: 0333. We had a discussion about it four years ago:

http://www.ehforums.com/ehwebsite/forums/index.php?topic=850.msg2291#msg2291

Since looking at my other bikes, the glued-in plug was an early bike thing. 0738 and all of my later ones have solid, one-piece openings (no glued plate). I fixed that leaky plate with fuel tank epoxy. Never had another problem as far as fuel leakage goes.

The paint was another issue though. With fuel getting up to the rubber gasket and marinating the edge of the paint in it, the clear and some of the black were destroyed.

I just finished with the paint restoration on that one. Pics attached. It was pretty bad but, I managed to save it. The repair got pretty far out into the black. Every time I tried to feather the black fill into the factory clear, more would cleave off, flake and leave another hole. That continued for quite a ways toward the decal.

Eventually the repairs hit solid clear. It was black splotches, bordered by factory clear. After color sanding the rest of the tank to 1000 grit, I put maybe 5-6 coats of House of Kolor show clear over the entire tank. Let it dry for a month and color sanded last weekend. The results are just as good in person as the pictures show: no visible repairs.
Greg
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1663 since 2017 (Deadwood) 0738 since 2018 (Babe) 1940 since 2019 (Sinclair)

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Re: Place to stash your registration and insurance papers
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2019, 06:51:26 pm »
Nice save Greg....
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